The latest updates to Yii are a total pain. Before we could specify the preferred layout file in the default controller. Now we must go hunting around for these $layout definitions all over the place
There goes another day's work as I begin again my latest application in an older version.
Listen developers!!!! WE DO NOT WANT FEATURE CREEP LIKE WE ARE SEEING!!!!! build a solid core and let US DEVELOPERS decide anything above basic view rendering.